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by CitiZenNoir
September 15th, 2011, 8:02 pm
Forum: Sunday Songwriters Group
Topic: Yr9-Wk44 My Notes
Replies: 15
Views: 1456

Re: Yr9-Wk44 My Notes

James Thankx for the look :D I like the noun bit. Completely escaped my notice! Thankx for pointing that out :wink: Maybe that'll take it somewhere. Going back to the soul mate/cosmos idea.... I was brushing up a bit on my Eastern philosophy a few days ago. Ended up reading about Karma at one point...
by CitiZenNoir
September 7th, 2011, 5:07 pm
Forum: Sunday Songwriters Group
Topic: Yr9-Wk44 My Notes
Replies: 15
Views: 1456

Re: Yr9-Wk44 My Notes

Wednesday - I came up with the first part of this in the shower today (I write a lot of my lyrics there). And the last part in the car. This is it, just as it came out. Might need some revising. And maybe more direction. Picture it against a Jazz background with a repeating groovy bass vamp. It's n...
by CitiZenNoir
September 7th, 2011, 4:47 pm
Forum: Sunday Songwriters Group
Topic: Y9 WK44 - Chris C Notes
Replies: 20
Views: 1424

Re: Y9 WK44 - Chris C Notes

Haha - yeah, I found his belittlement of writing good pop songs pretty amusing, myself. Chris wrote: Could you perhaps use that view to work on your cicada idea? The Cigale song so far is a mass jumble of Jazz Fusion in my head at the moment. Just music. I have no idea for the story as yet, other th...
by CitiZenNoir
September 7th, 2011, 4:33 pm
Forum: Sunday Songwriters Group
Topic: Y9W44 Songwriting Notes
Replies: 10
Views: 762

Re: Y9W44 Songwriting Notes

Great interview 8) :D I liked the part you pointed out. Also this one: ".... this is a great track but this lyric, I don't believe it. It sounds like I'm trying to say something, instead of it naturally coming out of me, like I was saying something that I already knew." That's about how I feel if I ...
by CitiZenNoir
September 5th, 2011, 11:19 am
Forum: Sunday Songwriters Group
Topic: Y9 WK44 - Chris C Notes
Replies: 20
Views: 1424

Re: Y9 WK44 - Chris C Notes

Hey, Chris :D I've always been fascinated with abstract writers, too :wink: Springsteen! Love his first album - Greetings From Asbury Park. He seemed to be making a tremendous effort to write like he thought Dylan wrote. Fantastic imagery! It may have seemed rather childish, but it would later serve...
by CitiZenNoir
September 5th, 2011, 10:56 am
Forum: Sunday Songwriters Group
Topic: Y9W44 Songwriting Notes
Replies: 10
Views: 762

Re: Y9W44 Songwriting Notes

Hey, James :D James wrote: "I am lean(ing) more towards figuring it all out as the songwriter BUT that doesn't mean I feel it all has to be spelled out." Great point. In my songs, I'm sure that close to NOBODY gets them. And as convoluted as they may seem, there IS a story behind them. A story that ...
by CitiZenNoir
September 4th, 2011, 9:43 am
Forum: Sunday Songwriters Group
Topic: Y9 WK44 - Chris C Notes
Replies: 20
Views: 1424

Re: Y9 WK44 - Chris C Notes

More on Word Selection. I posted a reply to James' notes. In it I mentioned an R.E.M. song - Driver 8. Basically I said that it didn't make any sense to me, or provide any answers to the bits of info and images it contained.... but that was all okay. It was still a great song anyway. After I replied...
by CitiZenNoir
September 4th, 2011, 8:15 am
Forum: Sunday Songwriters Group
Topic: Y9 WK44 - Chris C Notes
Replies: 20
Views: 1424

Re: Y9 WK44 - Chris C Notes

Part II - Word Selection. Chris wrote: "What I'm waffling on about is the general issue of word selection. Sometimes a very small change can make all the difference to the mood, even if the literal meaning of the change is fairly insignificant. I was recently reading a songwriter, talking about one...
by CitiZenNoir
September 4th, 2011, 7:53 am
Forum: Sunday Songwriters Group
Topic: Y9 WK44 - Chris C Notes
Replies: 20
Views: 1424

Re: Y9 WK44 - Chris C Notes

Hey, Chris :D Couple things to touch on - One, is our age old struggle about what defines art. You and I seem to go 'round with this one quite a bit :wink: The other is word selection.... Great topic :D Okay, so, Chris wrote - "Real live audiences are more difficult to find and harder to please. If ...
by CitiZenNoir
September 4th, 2011, 7:22 am
Forum: Sunday Songwriters Group
Topic: Y9W44 Songwriting Notes
Replies: 10
Views: 762

Re: Y9W44 Songwriting Notes

Hey, James :D I really like this one: " it's late much too late for both of us to be awake but we won't stop in San Jose It's not a chance I'm willing to take ...............now I have to figure out why the singer is driving in the middle of the night and avoiding San Jose " I'm not so sure that you...
by CitiZenNoir
September 3rd, 2011, 1:18 pm
Forum: Sunday Songwriters Group
Topic: Yr9-Wk44 My Notes
Replies: 15
Views: 1456

Re: Yr9-Wk44 My Notes

Thursday and Friday - I got nuthin'. Work got a bit too crazy this week with this being a holiday weekend :( MrEWorm - Thankx for the look and the reply :D I'm pretty big on Dylan, though I have to admit, I've not heard that song before. It's called, 'Day of the Locusts' off of 1970's New Morning a...
by CitiZenNoir
August 31st, 2011, 6:52 pm
Forum: Sunday Songwriters Group
Topic: Yr9-Wk44 My Notes
Replies: 15
Views: 1456

Re: Yr9-Wk44 My Notes

Wednesday - So, sticking with the Jazz fusion motif, I'll draw some inspiration from my favorite album for this one: Van Morrison's, Astral Weeks. The idea is a song called - Stars and Stones. Sort of a Jimi inspired bit about Stars and Planets.... The cosmos at the dawn of time. I've always been f...
by CitiZenNoir
August 31st, 2011, 6:38 pm
Forum: Sunday Songwriters Group
Topic: Yr9-Wk44 My Notes
Replies: 15
Views: 1456

Re: Yr9-Wk44 My Notes

Chris :D Yes, Cigale is a beautiful word. Especially if you say it like.... say, Charles Boyer (or at least, Pepe le Pew!) :) I know what you're saying about the mood music. Not into that either. It would be part of the sound/music rather than superimposed over it, for sure. Something that our own, ...
by CitiZenNoir
August 31st, 2011, 6:20 pm
Forum: Sunday Songwriters Group
Topic: Yr9-Wk44 My Notes
Replies: 15
Views: 1456

Re: Yr9-Wk44 My Notes

Hi, David :D Thankx for the read and the interest! I can certainly see where you're coming from. Although, I have a distinctly oriental sound going on in my head with this one. I'm guessing mostly a Japanese feel....? With bamboo flute, and those little bells that sustain for a bit (not sure if the ...
by CitiZenNoir
August 30th, 2011, 4:01 pm
Forum: Sunday Songwriters Group
Topic: Yr9-Wk44 My Notes
Replies: 15
Views: 1456

Re: Yr9-Wk44 My Notes

Tuesday - I've been getting into Jazz Fusion of sorts lately. Actually, the Jazzier aspects of Jimi Hendrix (Blues/Jazz), The Doors (Indian/Jazz), and Early Santana (Latin/Jazz). Researching an idea for a Tattoo, I came across the connection between Cicadas and Provence (France). (No, the tattoo ha...